Remember back in 2013 when Trump was critical of President Obama with respect to attacks on Syria? If not here’s a reminder.
Trump ordered airstrikes against Syria yesterday. Many are saying Trump is a hypocrite, and that is likely so. However the more important issue is, and yes it is a philosophical and moral position, was the strike justified?
In our view it was not. The only justification for the use of force by one nation against another sovereign nation is in response to an act of aggression. Syria committed no act of aggression against the USA. We make the additional point, it can be argued that when there exists an alliance between nations an attack against one of the allied nations is an attack on all nations party to the alliance. Neither situation existed when Trump ordered his Syrian airstrikes.
Trump on airstrike…
This situation surely presents moral questions, one that in the opinion of many are not easy to answer. You know our view. We would love to hear yours.